The city of Hartford Connecticut : 1877


The city of Hartford Connecticut

Item Information

Title:
The city of Hartford Connecticut : 1877
Description:
America Transformed: For several decades following the Civil War, Hartford, Connecticut ranked as the richest city in the nation. As the headquarters for numerous insurance companies, it was known as the "insurance capital of the world." The city also led the Industrial Revolution as a large producer of guns, sewing machines, and machine tools. One marginal inset illustrates the Colt Arms Manufacturing Company, which produced guns widely used during the Civil War and in later conflicts with western tribal nations. This panoramic view from the east captures the city's economic diversity in the 1870s, when it had reached a population of 40,000.
Creator:
O.H. Bailey & Co
Name on Item:
drawn & pub. by O.H. Bailey & Co.
Date:
1877
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Hartford (Conn.)--Aerial views
Places:
ConnecticutHartford (county)Hartford
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : O.H. Bailey & Co.
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Includes ill. and index to points of interest.
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 63 x 83 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001861
Call #:
G3784.H3A3 1877 .O43
Barcode:
39999058993732
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